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U.S. Attorney General Announces Continued U.S. Funding of Law Enforcement Efforts at 3rd Ministerial of Northern Triangle Attorneys General, as Guatemala Prepares to Abolish Anti-Corruption Prosecutor

On May 16, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, during the 3rd Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General announced that, as part of a coordinated law enforcement action known as Operation Regional Shield,President Trump has approved continued funding … Continue reading

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In Guatemala, a Tireless Search for Parents Separated From Their Children

Working with the ACLU, human rights defenders look for missing parents in villages and remote regions of the country. When Lesly Tayes, a Guatemala City-based tax lawyer, first saw images of children locked in cages inside immigration detention facilities near … Continue reading

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UN applauds arrest of Guatemala genocide suspect

[JURIST] The UN on Friday announced its approval [press release] of the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. General Hector Mario Lopez Fuentes, former chief of staff of Guatemalan … Continue reading

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Guatemala ex-president begins embezzlement trial

[JURIST] Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo [CIDOB profile, in Spanish] went to trial on Friday facing charges of embezzlement [JURIST report]. Portillo denies accusations that he diverted approximately USD $15 million in funds from the Ministry of Defense while he … Continue reading

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Guatemala foreign ministry defends attempts to extradite ex-interior minister

[JURIST] The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday defended its handling [press release, in Spanish] of the extradition of former interior minister Carlos Vielmann. A Spanish judge ordered Vielmann’s release [JURIST report] Tuesday after Guatemalan authorities failed … Continue reading

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